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Whit Dickey, Mat Maneri, Matthew Shipp – Vessel In Orbit (2017)

Whit Dickey, Mat Maneri, Matthew Shipp – Vessel In Orbit (2017)

Conceived as it was played, ‘Vessel In Orbit’ is unpredictable, melodic and has form built around emotion not formal structures. When it’s done by such elastic artists like Dickey, Shipp and Maneri, it all comes together beautifully.

Ivo Perelman and Whit Dickey – Tenorhood (2015)

Ivo Perelman and Whit Dickey – Tenorhood (2015)

Ivo Perelman ha s meeting of the minds with drummer Whit Dickey in exploring what is possible on a tenor saxophone thanks to the innovations of his forebears.

Matthew Shipp Trio – To Duke (2015)

Matthew Shipp Trio – To Duke (2015)

‘To Duke’ is a madly clever tribute to Duke Ellington from the Matthew Shipp Trio.

Ivo Perelman, with Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio, Whit Dickey – The Other Edge (2014)

Ivo Perelman, with Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio, Whit Dickey – The Other Edge (2014)

As we’re reminded with the just-issued Root of Things, Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio and Whit Dickey make up one of the most formidable acoustic trios in jazz of this day and age.

On Second Thought: Matthew Shipp Trio – Root Of Things (2014)

On Second Thought: Matthew Shipp Trio – Root Of Things (2014)

As I listen to pianist Matthew Shipp’s latest release, there’s a part of me that finds it difficult to not be unduly influenced by the knowledge that Shipp thinks that Stanley Crouch is a horse’s ass. That influence is hard to ignore, since one of the qualities of Shipp’s pronouncements is total honesty. A beautiful and rare thing.

Matthew Shipp Trio – Root of Things (2014)

There are thoughtful pianists who play from the brain and passionate pianists who play from the heart. Matthew Shipp’s distinction has been that he’s always been a thoughtful pianist who plays from the heart.

Ivo Perelman – The Edge (2013)

And so we reach the final piece of the Ivo Perelman/Matt Shipp trilogy of April, 2013. The Edge is where Perelman fronts Shipp’s widely renowned trio for the first time ever (though he has performed with bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Whit Dickey on separate occasions).

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